Surnames: Wiater, Jarocki, Graikowski, Mack, Butchke, Leswieski, Pietrzak, Dobrzynski, Harycki, Nisesus
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 06/14/1951
Wiater, Lorraine (2 JUN 1951)
St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Thorp was the setting Saturday, June 2nd, 1951, for the wedding of Miss Lorraine M. Wiater, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Wiater, and Benedict A. Jarocki, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jarocki of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.). Officiating at the 9 a.m. double ring ceremony was the Rev. Joseph A. Walijewiski.
White gladioli, pink peonies, and green palms formed the setting as the bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Wiater, Thorp, was given in marriage by her father. Her gown of white satin was worn with overskirts of nylon net and tulle. Orange blossoms held her fingertip veil of French illusion and she carried a bouquet formed of three butterfly orchids, stephanotis and lilies of the valley.
Acting as maid of honor, Miss Dorothy Graikowski, Chicago, wore a gown of yellow taffeta with an overskirt of shrimp net. Bridesmaids were Shirley Mack, Chicago; Doris Graikowski, Oconomowoc, the bride’s cousin; Janet Butchke, Oconomowoc; Cecilia Leswieski, Thorp. The bridesmaid wore identical gowns of orchid taffeta with blue net overskirts.
Junior bridesmaids were Harriet Pietrzak, Thorp and Karen Wiater, Chicago; the bride’s cousin, wearing yellow taffeta gowns with shrimp net overskirts, matching the gown worn by the maid of honor. All of the aides carried bouquets of white gladioli with ferns.
Serving as his brother’s best man was S. Sgt. Casimir Jarocki, Ocean City, N.J. Groomsmen were Edward Dobrzynski, Thorp; Conrad Graikowski, cousin of the bride; Conrad Harycki, and Richard Wiater, brother of the bride. Junior groomsmen were LaVerne Nisesus and Adam Wiater, the bride’s brother. The groom and his groomsmen were dressed in white dinner jackets and dark trousers.
Ushers were John Jarocki, brother of the bridegroom, and Robert Graikowski, cousin of the bride.
About 350 guests were received in the P.N.A. Hall, Thorp, at 11 a.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Jarocki will make their home on the bridegroom’s farm near Thorp.
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